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    28 Struggles That Are Too Damn Real For Anyone With Oily Skin And Hair

    It's both a blessing and a curse.

    1. You can't go longer than 48 hours without washing your hair or your scalp will look like a greasy pan...

    "I swear I just washed it yesterday!"

    2. But you also can't wash your hair every day without damaging it.



    3. You've had to reschedule wash days for special events so you can look presentable.

    Gotta look good for that job interview.

    4. You've thought about attempting the sleek-back look, but always back out since you know you're not walking on a red carpet that day.

    Okay, nvm.

    5. You also have to plan out how and when you'll style your hair based on when your next wash day is.

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    "To straighten or not to straighten on a wash day?"

    6. You try to wear a hat as often as possible on non-wash days.


    "Can I wear a hat to this fancy brunch place?"

    7. Your hair will sometimes decide to spit out the gel scalp/broomstick look for the day.

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    Not a good combo.

    8. You can never get those hair commercial results no matter which product you use.

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    All these broken promises.

    9. Dry shampoo only makes your hair look like a crusted, lifeless mess.

    Yes, stiff, sectioned-off hair was totally what I envisioned today.

    10. Hair oils are completely foreign concepts to you.

    Thanks, but no thanks.

    11. You have a strict no-touch policy for your hair.

    It doesn't take much to make you look like Danny Zuko.

    12. You've tried every well-known product in your quest for clear skin and nothing seems to work.

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    They either have no effect or only work as long as you continue using them.

    13. Some products have actually dried out sections of your face so you have to deal with peeling skin and oily glands at the same time.


    14. You constantly have to put up with unsolicited advice from people with WebMD degrees.

    "Oh really? I've never heard of that before!"

    15. You're familiar with all those charts about target areas for breakouts and what they mean.

    "Hmm, acne on my chin means I'm stressed out or eating too much sugar."

    *eats a half dozen cookies*

    16. You really try to take advantage of the two to three days a month that your skin is at its most clear.


    Prime selfie time.

    17. Everyone told you you'd grow out of your acne problems after puberty, but then you discovered that adult acne is a thing.

    Lol, what even is clear skin?

    18. You've put yourself on strict diets consisting of healthy foods and lots of water, but still broke out.

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    Raise your hand if you've ever given up dairy products for clearer skin.

    19. You've also tried out de-stressing techniques that didn't really work.

    Honestly, show me an independent, stress-free adult.

    20. You've either considered or have gotten expensive treatments done to get rid of acne scars and dark marks...


    There goes my money.

    21. And have set aside more money for your at-home skincare routine which includes things like face washes, blotting papers, and face brushes.


    It isn't fair.

    22. Pimples seem to still blow up even when you avoid touching them.

    "This was a tiny spot five hours ago and I AM NOT OKAY."

    23. Powders are your frenemies.

    A quick fix but a huge regret once you start feeling it clog your pores.

    24. You got excited when the "dewy" look became a thing, but quickly realized that your skin only looks that way for about an hour.

    Imagine paying for that.

    25. Sometimes you don't feel like wearing makeup at all since you know it'll melt off by mid-morning...

    "Is the commute look worth it today?"

    26. Or you've patted on so many layers that it only made your breakouts worse.

    Don't you love looking like a cartoon character?

    27. Your setting spray is your best friend.

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    It's an absolute must-have.

    28. Everyone tells you you'll age slowly thanks to your skin type.

    OK, but I want my skin to look good while I'm young too.

    Here's hoping for some patience and a really nice ~glow up~

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